29 Apr 2016
Scientists from the Light-Matter Interactions Unit, led by Professor Síle Nic Chormaic at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), have developed a new technique to...
Type: News Article
19 Apr 2016
In many plumbing and pipework systems in general, there are junctions and connections to move liquids such as water in different directions, but have you ever thought about what happens to the water...
Type: News Article
15 Apr 2016
3D printing today is linked with innovation. Every day more products are created through 3D printing, from tiny teeth to massive jet engines. Now, at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology...
Type: News Article
15 Apr 2016
3D Glass Printer creating the OIST logo
Type: Video
The newly installed 3D printer at OIST
15 Apr 2016
Type: Photo
3D glass objects
15 Apr 2016
Type: Photo
12 Apr 2016
Queen and worker ants develop from the same sets of genes, but perform completely different ecological roles. How the same genes result in two types of individuals is an ongoing mystery. In the past...
Type: News Article
8 Apr 2016
How does memory occur? And what about movement, or thinking? One key element to understand all these brain functions are the synapses. A synapse is the contact point between two neurons, where a...
Type: News Article
Dr Dimitar Dimitrov making a giant synapse preparation
8 Apr 2016
A culture preparation starts with the collection of specific parts of mice brain. The tissues are broken down into in single cells. These cells are put in a dish with the appropriate culture medium....
Type: Photo
Visual comparison of a giant synapse versus a conventional synapse
8 Apr 2016
3D reconstruction of different types of synapses. Shown at the top, in green is a conventional synapse. The bottom picture, in red, is a giant synapse wrapping the cell body of the post-synaptic...
Type: Photo
Synaptic transmission
8 Apr 2016
On the left, a neuronal synapse at rest: synaptic vesicles are ready to release chemical messengers called neurotransmitters. On the right: An electrical signal arrives at a terminal of one neuron...
Type: Photo
31 Mar 2016
While drinking your favourite cold drink, you probably do not imagine what is going on inside each ice cube.  At the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), the...
Type: News Article
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